This gluten free ramen is such an easy dinner recipe that the whole family will love. Made in under 20 minutes with simple ingredients perfect for anyone.
Traditional ramen noodles are made with wheat flour which isn’t gluten free. These gluten-free ramen noodles not only taste great but they are even better than regular ramen noodles in nutritional profile.
I love nostalgic dishes that I ate as a kid like this ramen. Our tater tot casserole is another one that I had to adjust to be gluten-free but always takes me down memory lane.
With celiac disease it makes it hard to eat at asian restaurants which is why I like to make ramen and other asian foods at home. Making food at home is an excellent way to avoid gluten but it’s also healthier and saves you money.
Soup recipes are so easy to make and very cost effective. Plus, they’re perfect for leftovers. My caprese roasted tomato soup and my instant pot hamburger soup are on repeat during the winter time.
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When I crave another gluten-free pasta dish, I make our tortellini pomodoro, gluten-free Mac and cheese, instant pot pasta, fried gluten-free ravioli or instant pot spaghetti.
Another easy recipe I like to make are my gluten-free egg rolls in the air fryer. The egg rolls go perfectly with this gluten-free ramen for a more complete meal. If you’re looking to pair this soup with more protein, I recommend my gluten-free orange chicken.
Is Japanese ramen gluten-free?
No, Japanese ramen is not gluten free because the main ingredient is wheat flour. In addition to the noodles, the broth of traditional ramen contains soy sauce which is not gluten-free.
When making your own ramen make sure to use gluten-free noodles, like soba noodles, and gluten-free soy sauce. This way you can make sure you’ve catered to any gluten intolerance.
Can you buy gluten-free ramen noodles?
Many grocery stores are now offering a gluten free noodles like brown rice noodles (I love Lotus Foods brand), black rice noodle, glass noodles, and shirataki noodles which are all excellent options to chose from.
If you can’t find these at your local grocery store, try and asian market, whole foods, or a health food store.
What’s in gluten-free ramen?
There’s only a few simple ingredients in this ramen soup that you probably already have in your pantry. Feel free to add more spices or toppings to your liking.
Gluten-free ramen cake
For this recipe you only need one gluten-free rice ramen cake (I like Lotus) but you can double or even triple the recipe if needed.
I like to use chicken broth but vegetable broth or bone broth will work as well. Opt for low sodium chicken broth if you’re looking for a healthier option.
Real Salt really does give this recipe more flavor than normal sea salt does. If you haven’t tried Real Salt, I would definitely recommend it.
I like to add seasoned salt, parsley, and black pepper to my ramen but you can also add onion powder, garlic salt, garlic powder, etc.
You can add a poached egg to your ramen for extra protein if you’d like. The egg is completely optional but it is yummy!
How to make gluten-free ramen
You can make ramen in under 10 minutes which makes it the perfect quick lunch or quick family dinner.
Step 1: Heat the chicken broth on a stovetop until boiling
Step 2: Add the ramen cake and cook until soft, about 3 minutes
Step 3: Season with remaining ingredients and enjoy hot
Step 4: If you’d like to add an egg, drain the ramen noodles into a bowl and then drop an egg into the hot broth and cook for 2 minutes until soft boiled
Step 5: Pour ramen broth over the noodles and top with the egg
Pro tip: Top your ramen with nutritional yeast, red curry paste, sour cream, our garlic stuffed chicken thighs or miso paste for extra flavor.
Expert tips and FAQs
No ramen noodle broth is often made with soy sauce which isn’t gluten-free. You can make your own flavorful broth with chicken stock, fresh vegetables, green onions, etc.
No, the seasoning packet in traditional ramen is not gluten free. Making your own seasoning is my favorite way to ensure this easy soup recipe stays gluten-free.
Lotus foods ramen noodles and lotus foods brown rice ramen are good options when making gluten-free ramen soup. You can you different types of noodles as well depending on preference.
Can you save ramen for later?
Yes, you can save your ramen in the fridge for 1-2 days in an airtight container. Like most noodles, they are better fresh but reheating in the microwave or stovetop is a good option.
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Gluten Free Ramen
- 1 gluten-free rice ramen cake (I love Lotus foods)
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 egg optional
- 1/2 teaspoon Real Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/8 teaspoon parsley
- black pepper to taste
- Heat the chicken broth on a stovetop until boiling
- Add the ramen cake and cook until soft, about 3 minutes
- Season with remaining ingredients and enjoy hot
- If you'd like to add an egg, drain the ramen noodles into a bowl and then drop an egg into the hot broth and cook for 2 minutes until soft boiled
- Pour broth over the noodles and top with the egg
I love lotus ramen. I make a peanut sauce with mine. Also, since you can’t eat soy sauce with Celiac, I use Braggs Amino Acids. You’ll never know it’s not soy sauce 😊
Great idea!! I also love gluten-free soy sauce 🙂
Loved it! Simple, delicious and little prep time. Brilliant recipe!
We loved this ramen recipe! Made ours with the egg and it was delish and such an easy dinner!
SO glad to find a gluten-free version of ramen to feed my ramen craving! I had it with a soft-boiled egg and it was perfect.
Lauren Michael Harris says
I didn’t even know gluten free ramen existed! So glad to find this recipe – my husband is *supposed* to eat gluten free, but there are so many foods he doesn’t want to miss out on! This is one delicious replacement now.
Thank you for the share! I haven’t been able to find gluten free ramen noodles, and I love using them! Excited to have these again and again!
I love that these are gluten free! This is my new favorite lunch, we’ve made it so many times! Thanks for another great recipe!
This gluten-free Ramen recipe is a great and easy way to enjoy a gluten-free dish. I make up a big batch for lunch for the week.
My daughter needs to eat gluten-free meals, and it is not easy to find recipes she likes. She enjoyed your ramen recipe, thank you!
Awesome thanks Natalie, I love hearing that!
I mean who doesn’t love ramen. This is a simple, easy and honestly a light ramen recipe that my family loved!
Gluten free ramen this way is so healthy. My kids love this One pot meal. Looks great and is easy to make too.
My husband loves ramen, but was just recently diagnosed with celiac, so I was so excited when I found this recipe! I surprised him with it the other night and he loved it